Mel B Hospitalized: Was Her Blindness Caused by Herpes?

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Reports say that Mel B was hospitalized with blindness and successfully received treatment for an alleged herpes infection that damaged her eye.

The Spice Girl seems to constantly be battling malicious rumors.

This time, the only thing that she's denying from reports are the claims that this wasn't a scary experience. Take a look:

Mel B Photograph

It was first reported by the British press that Spice Girls alum Mel B was hospitalized due to losing her vision in one eye.

Thankfully, it was apparently treatable enough that she could go rehearse.

What's getting people's attention is the alleged cause of her eye emergency.

Now, a source is speaking to People about Mel's experience.

"She’s doing fine now," an insider promises.

The source assures the world that "she’s not blind."

Mel B on AGT

"This has happened before," the insider claims.

Notably, her left eye received permanent damage in the '90s after laser surgery.

Apparently her right eye's troubles are more salacious.

"She has herpes in her eye," the source alleges.

"So," the insider explains. "This can happen."

Mel B Photo

"She told the doctor she was blind because she couldn’t see," the source says. "But her eye is OK."

That is certainly a relief to hear.

"They gave her some drops and she’s good now," the insider says. "It was nothing major."

So ... that's good to hear, especially when coupled with this new photo that Mel B shared to show fans that she's really okay.

But she had more than just that to say.

Mel B Wears an Eye Patch

"Thank you so much for all the lovely support and messages I’ve had about my eye," Mel writes on Instagram.

Her Tuesday morning post goes alongside a black-and-white image of her face wearing a medical eyepatch.

"Just so you know the real truth," Mel says. "I had an awful experience last week when I went blind in my right eye and my left eye went blurry."

"Even though the stupid press said I’m ok and this has happened to me many times before," she states.

"Just to be clear I was NOT ok," Mel writes. "And this has NEVER EVER happened to me before."

"So who ever is selling this story “a close reliable source” is full of BS," she expresses. "And needs to get there silly facts right big time,"

Mel B Reacts

"I was actually in a lot of pain and very very scared," Mel reveals.

"But thanks to the incredible eye specialists in A&E at London’s Moorfields Hospital and after at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital," she begins.

Mel continues: "I was diagnosed by and eye specialist with severe IRITIS in my right eye and UVEITIS in my left eye."

Both iritis and uveitis include swelling of the eye. Uveitis is believed to be cause by autoimmune disorders among other factors.

Iritis can have a number of causes, including a physical injury, and also potentially including herpes. But it could also be, like, psoriasis.

"I’m taking multiple prescription heavy duty eye drops and other medication the dr gave me," Mel shares.

These are treatments "that I have to take every day to keep the inflammation under control,"

Mel B, Mirror Selfie Thirst Trap

"Also I’m being so well looked after by Team Spice," Mel says. "Special thanks to our paramedics too!"

"I'm still dealing with it and will be fir the next 3/4 months to fully get it under control," she shares.

"But I’m no longer worried that my condition will get worse," she assures fans.

"My only problem now," Mel concluds. "Is I have to find a very cool Scary eye patch."

If you have a recommendation for an eye patch, feel free to drop it to her on social media.

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